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the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. well to the famous combos of modern life, from mac and cheese peanut butter and jelly rum and coke, bread and butter, and salt and pep pepper, add one more pair simpson-bowles. alan simpson may be in wyomingy and erskine bowles in north carolina but you can't mention one without think of the other. when you headed up the bipartisan deficit commission appointed by the president you laid out the dire consequences if we don't get the country back on a sound financial footing. the two sides are still at loggerheads. i guess i would start this morning by mr.-- and mr. bowles, why don't you go first-- is all this just posture or are they really going to let us go over this fiscal cliff? >> lord, i hope not bob. i think it would be disastrous for the country if we did. you know, you can look at the forecast that we have, economic growth would slow, you know, by 4%. that, by definition, puts you back into recession when you're only growing by 2%. about two m
the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. treasurer treasury secretary tim geithner laid out the emotion's opening offer on how to fix the debt. it wasn't what the republicans want to hear. basically geithner said no waw to cut a deal without raising taxes on upper income americans. even though, he said he's optimistic some kind of deal can be reached by the end of the year, and he said 98% of americans will not see a tax rate increase. here's what he told us when we sat down with him. >> i do think we're going to get there because the only thing that stands in the way of an agreement that's good for the economy is if a group of republicans decide they're going to block and increase in tax rates on the wealthiest americans. i think it's unlikely they will choose to do, that of course, because there's so much at stake. >> schieffer: in all seriousness, i'm told mitch mcconnell laughed when you handed in this proposal. is that true? >> they're in a hard position, bob. they really are in a difficult position. and they're going to have to figure out their politi
you think went wrong? >> well, it's very clear to me, bob, that the intelligence was right about the threat in benghazi. now, they department know the specific day and the specific event, but all of the threat streams were right. what went wrong were the policy and decision makers at department of state did not make the right security call, and i argue it's gross negligence. there were discussion prior to, to consolidate space in benghazi. we had different consulates -- not consulates but other operations around town. they thought about bringing everything in one place, and they thought that place was so unsecure, they shouldn't do it. now, that decision was made prior to the 9/11 fortunate. that means that somebody was absolutely negligent in not providing the right security to the ambassador and the employees that lost their lives that day. and somebody should be held accountability for that and we shouldn't walk away from that. >> schieffer: well-- go ahead. >> secretarily. we're three months-- nearly three months after and have not aggressively pursued individuals who killed
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